The Charles Manning Award

The Charles Manning Award provides small grants to healthcare professionals who work in the area of scoliosis, as a contribution towards travel costs incurred when visiting relevant institutions. Contributions towards the cost of attending conferences or meetings directly related to your field of expertise may be considered in some  circumstances.

The award is intended for applicants of a pre-Consultant level and allied health professionals. However, in exceptional circumstances an award may be made to an individual who does not fit these criteria. The BSRF particularly welcomes applications from junior doctors.

The deadline for applications is 31 January and 30 June each year.

Applying for the Award

To apply; download the application form (WORD, 84KB) and email with a CV and covering letter, to BSRF, at Please contact us should you have any questions regarding the application process.

Background to the Award

Mr Charles Manning was an outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeon who developed the speciality of scoliosis surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, during the 1960s and early 1970s. 
He collaborated with Philip Zorab at the Brompton Hospital to develop respiratory research in scoliosis and developed an international reputation in the field of early onset scoliosis. 

Mr Manning was also concerned with promoting communication of research findings and best practice between medical professionals, which is a key priority for the BSRF. The aim of the Charles Manning Award is to help ensure that this sharing of information is supported and encouraged.

Originally offered by ARISE - The Scoliosis Research Trust, the British Scoliosis Research Foundation is pleased to invite applicants for the Charles Manning Award.


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